DocTalks with VMC Providers and Clinicians
Facing Loneliness While
Being Socially Isolated: Join psychotherapist, Jamie Friddle, LMHC, as he covers some of the common emotions and symptoms many of us are experiencing in the COVID-19 pandemic while we are apart from our friends, family, and loved ones.
Understanding Depression: Jennifer Braden, MD, addresses common questions about
depression including how it is different from having the blues, the causes, how
the pandemic as affected depression in some people, and where you can turn to
help for yourself or for your loved ones.
Waiting Out the Pandemic: Cultivating Wellbeing in the Face of Uncertainty: This video addresses one of the challenges
that we are all facing during the COVID-19 pandemic--waiting. Whether it’s
waiting to see our friends in person or enduring unresolved concerns about our
job or health, the worries we have about the unknown can be difficult. Join
psychotherapist Jamie Friddle, LMHC, as he explains some techniques for coping
with uncertainty in healthful ways and recognizing when you may need to seek
Recognizing and Preventing Suicide in our Youth: Kari Tanta, PhD, addresses the risks and signs for suicide, and offers steps that parents and caregivers can take to help their loved ones. She also shares her personal perspectives about what it is like as a parent currently experiencing these concerns in her own family.
Supporting Your Loved Ones: Suicide Prevention: Listen and learn from Valley psychotherapist Lonnie Renteria, LHMC, as he answers questions about how the pandemic has affected teens and young adults, including an increase in suicidal thoughts and attempted or completed suicides. Learn about warning signs to look for and steps you can take to help.
Spanish Version: Apoyando a Sus Seres Queridos: Prevención del Suicidio
Coping with Family Stress During the Pandemic: Bridgitte Mathiasen, LMHC, offers stress-reduction tips and self-care techniques to manage the effects of too much togetherness while being in lockdown mode in your household.